I am a Swede by proxy, having moved to the country, married a Swede and had Swedish(ish) children. For me, Sweden has its pros and cons. The main disadvantage is the winter – the very long, dark, cold winter. Having grown up in Kenya, this has been a huge challenge. In fact, instead of getting… Read More Jordgubbar, syrener, bastu & bad & loppis
This course was run by Professor Cecilia Magnusson, a research group leader for prevention, intervention, and mechanisms in public health as well as the director of the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Stockholm Country Council. One of her biggest projects is the Stockholm Public Health Cohort, a prospective study in the Stockholm… Read More Course review: Applied Epidemiology I- Distribution of Health
As I was going through some TedTalks online and doing some fact-checking on Sweden, for procrastination purposes of course, I came across the “Good Country Index” and immediately became intrigued. The Good Country Index tries to measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race, relative to its size… Read More Is Sweden a “good” country? Yes, it is currently the best at it. You don’t believe me? Maybe you will believe the rankings.
You hand in your thesis and breathe a sigh of relief. Then you realize that it is not over yet. The next and final step of the Master’s program is to present your work in front of the class, the course leaders and the examiners. Here I will demystify the process so that you won’t… Read More Thesis Defense
My 12-week internship at WHO started on May 1st, 2017. Within this couple of weeks, I have grown to learn that this experience does not only enrich your technical skills, but has all the chances of influencing the way you perceive the world and, most importantly, bring you closer to get to know yourself. Now that my HEPM class of 2015-2017… Read More Internship at the WHO Regional Office for Europe – overview.
At the beginning of the course, I couldn’t imagine getting to the point where I would sit back and look at the final product – 48 pages, written by me and ready for delivery. But I did it! I submitted my thesis on time and want to share some tips on how I got there… Read More Thesis submission – 5 tips to getting there safely
I am now past the middle of the thesis writing process (submission date May 18!) and would like to write a post about how students of the Global Health Master’s programme are prepared for this challenging task. The path to thesis submission starts at the beginning of the academic year, with classes in qualitative and quantitative methodology and… Read More The Thesis Writing Process for the Global Health Master’s Programme
I bet you’ve heard of iGEM by now! Yes? No? Or maybe you’re not aware that our own students have grabbed life by the horns by participating? Alrighty, no worries – we have a quick fix for that. Just last month, we published a dancing overview of this grandiouse competition where we lined out how students and… Read More Why should iGEM tickle your fancy? The story behind the world’s greatest synthetic biology competition which transforms our students into peak performers (Part 2 of 2)
In a previous blog, I interviewed Linda Timm (class of 2016) about life after the Global Health Master’s program. Here, the same questions are posed to one of her classmates, Dennis Chen, for another perspective. Q. What did you do before coming to KI? A. I worked as a pharmacist in a medical center in Taipei,… Read More Life after KI – A second interview with an alumnus of the Global Health programme
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration. iGEM, according to this year’s team leaders, Amanda Pellnäs and Larsen Vornholz, is the world’s biggest competition in synthetic biology where students from all over… Read More What is iGEM? Well, we interviewed the leaders and members to find out (Part 1 of 2)